When most of us hear about concrete, we think about sidewalks, foundations for homes, buildings, etc. While concrete is one of the most cost-effective and enduring building materials available, it is also one of the most versatile materials that in recent years has been used in new and more creative and innovative ways such as the ones shown in this website: integral sinks, counters, furniture, etc. One of the key assets of concrete is its fluidity and ability to be made into almost any shape for a very short time after water is added to it by pouring the concrete into molds, using special additives and having proper vibration. Though making the forms, welding the rebar, using special additives, etc. takes extra time and money, it allows us to make unique pieces for clients.

Color and texture are other ways concrete has been changing recently. New pigments allow a large variety of colors and grinding and polishing allow for different types of finish: lighty-polished concrete with a matte finish to glossy highly-polished concrete to highly-ground concrete that shows lots of aggregate. Inlays (i.e. fossils, glass, rocks, etc.) can also be added to the mold so as to appear in the finiished product. Thus, size, shape, color, texture, finish, and additives are all components of a project that the client/designer/architect can influence on the finished piece(s), making it their own.